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7 Weirdest Drinks from Around the World

7 Weirdest Drinks from Around the World

Hey you, ever drink snake blood? Forget that crisp, tasty beer or sweet caramel apple martini. Why guzzle the same old sugary alcoholic beverages when you can just throw a few bugs, reptiles or rodents into your vodka? Check out 7 of the weirdest drinks from around the world. Placenta Jelly [...]

10 Ancient ruins you need to visit

10 Ancient ruins you need to visit

When setting off on your globe trotting adventures, just remember that some of the richest stuff on earth is also the oldest. Ancient ruins remind us not to forget early civilization, a time without modern technology where incredible creativity was used to show passion for culture. These fading monuments tell tales [...]

Most Vibrant Pants for the Active Female

Most Vibrant Pants for the Active Female

You see her walking down the street, decked in vibrant colors, which catches the eye. You may think she’s eccentric or quirky, that she maybe, but in reality she’s just keeping up with the fitness trends. The rebirth of hot colors and funky activewear pants smoking hot in the trend [...]

Six Vacations Only a Father Could Love

Six Vacations Only a Father Could Love

Summer is upon us and so we break out the great summer travel flicks: Crossroads,Thelma and Louise, and of course, every “Vacation” movie ever made. If you don’t understand what I’m talking about then you are already missing out on the wonderful, family-friendly humor of Chevy Chase. In the “Vacation” [...]

Hunting for the Nectar of Immortality

Hunting for the Nectar of Immortality

How far would you go for some of the sweetest sauce on earth? For thousands of years the Rai people of Nepal have taken the business of honey quite seriously and have the art down to a science. Twice a year, honey hunters scale treacherous cliffs with nothing more than [...]

Why You Should Hike in Hawaii

Why You Should Hike in Hawaii

When you think about Hawaii, mini umbrellas in frozen tropical drinks come to mind, right?  Flips flops, snorkeling, maybe surfing…the beach in Hawaii is a luring idea.  That is the idea of a “vacation,” getting away and doing nothing for a few weeks, soaking up some sun, maybe flirting with [...]

Best Hikes in Colorado National Monument

Best Hikes in Colorado National Monument

By Carolyn Dean Staff Writer Nestled away in the Western Slope of Colorado lays a natural hidden treasure.  The Colorado National Monument pioneered by John Otto in the early 20th century proves to be an adventurer’s goldmine. Thousands of years of erosion have created this area into skyscraping sentinels and sandstone [...]

Explore Your Parks

Explore Your Parks

The birds are chirping in the sun, the breeze is cool, and you’re sitting in your house cause ya can’t think of nothing ta do. Your excuses are now officially over. If you’re not familiar with The North Face and the work they’ve been doing with the Parks of America, [...]

6 Explorers that Give New Meaning to “#YOLO”

6 Explorers that Give New Meaning to “#YOLO”

You only live once, the youth of today proclaim while downing solo cups of whatever cheap, high-fructose-corn-syrup filled, carcinogenic laced trash can punch they can find. And they are correct in the literal sense. As far as anyone can tell you really do only have one life to live, as [...]

Closing Week Powder at Aspen Highlands

Closing Week Powder at Aspen Highlands

My knuckles were as white as the view out the windshield of my middle-aged Toyota Corolla. Cars and trucks littered the ditches. In the opposite lanes traffic stood still, sequestered behind a jackknifed semi trailer on I-70. It was April, and I was on my way to Aspen Highlands to [...]